In pictures: Hearst Castle in California
Set high up on a hill with far-reaching views along the Californian coast, Hearst Castle is the former home of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. A slightly mad mixture of architectural styles, he changed the design so many times he never saw it completed. It has 56 bedrooms, indoor and outdoor pools, an airfield, a cinema and a private zoo – you can still spot a few zebras in the grounds today. Although the original visitors were the Hollywood elite of the ’20s and ’30s, its now a National Historic Landmark so you can stop off on a California roadtrip and do your best Cary Grant or Joan Crawford impression.